Harold Ramis Gets the Last Laugh

Harold Ramis, in an interview with Brett Martin for GQ:

When we were writing Animal House, we assumed it would be the most successful comedy ever. Our generation had broken into television with SNL, and this was going to be the first “new” Hollywood comedy. It was our attempt to capture those years, right up to November 1963, when there was a feeling that the kids were taking over the country for the first time. In our minds, the end of that movie — the parade, all that euphoria — takes place the day before Kennedy was shot. Because the day after, none of that mattered anymore.

Monday, 4 February 2013